Marion County veteran services are contracted through the Mid-Willamette Community Action Agency.
Veteran Service Office
Address: 780 Commercial St. SE, Ste. 302, Salem, OR
Compensation and pension issues handled through VSO; veteran housing assistance is handled through the ARCHES Program located at 615 Commercial St. NE, Salem, OR.
Phone: (971) 707-4400
Walk-in service schedule (service is on a first-come, first-served basis)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday & Friday
Only front desk staff is available
The office is closed daily from Noon-1:00 p.m. and on the last day of the month
Veteran Service Officers
Veteran Service Specialist
ODVA Seeks Veterans to Service on Advisory Committee
Gov. Kate Brown and the director of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs are seeking interested veterans to serve as members of the Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Committee.
Members of this committee serve the Oregon veteran population by advocating for veteran issues and sharing insight on veteran concerns with the director and staff of ODVA. Established in 1945, the advisory committee’s members are military veterans who are appointed by the governor.
The advisory committee’s meetings are held throughout the state on the first Wednesday in March, June and December, and the second week of September. For more information about the Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Committee, please visit
The governor and the director of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs are committed to ensuring that members of the Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Committee bring diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives in order to represent Oregonians around the state.
ORS 406.210 also states that the executive committees of congressionally chartered veterans’ organizations that maintain an Oregon state headquarters may submit a list of not more than three persons nominated by each executive committee.
This is an open and ongoing recruitment for qualified veteran applicants, and there is no deadline to apply. All veterans are welcome to apply for this committee and are also encouraged to review vacancies on the many other boards and commissions that help shape and guide the work of the State of Oregon.
About the Veteran Service Office
The office is served by
Cherriots bus routes #21 and #22.
In June 2018, a new Marion County Veteran Service Office (VSO) was officially introduced to the community. The office is a partnership among
Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency,
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs, and Marion County.
The veteran service officers are accredited VA representatives. They advocate for Marion County veterans, dependents, and survivors to ensure they received the earned benefits provided by federal and state law. This includes but is not limited to:
- Filing disability claims (both service-connected and non service-connected)
- Filing for pension
- Obtaining military records
- Applying for VA health care
- Applying for VA education benefits
- Applying for surviving spouse benefits
Come see us during the walk-in hours listed above for help filing a claim, or to talk about potential VA benefits. You may also connect with us at the phone number or email listed above.
What to bring to your first visit
- DD214 form
- For first time claims, the VA requires direct deposit information
First working Monday of the month:
Woodburn Estates & Golf - 1776 Country Club Rd., Woodburn, OR 97071
Third working Monday of the month:
Santiam Outreach Community Center (SOCC) - 280 NE Santiam Blvd., Mill City, OR 97360
Closed noon-1:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.-11:00 am and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.